Onésiphore Turgeon

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The Hon.
Onésiphore Turgeon
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Senator for Gloucester, New Brunswick
In office
October 27, 1922 November 18, 1944
Appointed by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Gloucester
In office
1900–1922
Preceded by Théotime Blanchard
Succeeded by Jean George Robichaud
Personal details
Born(1849-09-06)September 6, 1849
Lévis, Canada East
Died November 18, 1944(1944-11-18) (aged 95)
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal
Children James Gray Turgeon
William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon

Onésiphore Turgeon (September 6, 1849 November 18, 1944) was a Canadian parliamentarian. [1]

Born in Lévis, Canada East, the son of Simon Turgeon and Pélagie Paradis, he was educated at the Séminaire of Quebec and the Université Laval. Turgeon was a journalist in Bathurst, New Brunswick and was editor for Le Courrier des Provinces Maritimes. [2] He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the New Brunswick riding of Gloucester in the 1900 election. A Liberal, he would be re-elected in each following election up to and including the 1921 election. He was summoned to the Senate of Canada in 1922 representing the senatorial division of Gloucester, New Brunswick on the advice of William Lyon Mackenzie King. He served in Parliament (both the Commons and the Senate) for 44 years until his death [1] in Bathurst at the age of 95 in 1944. [2]

Lévis, Quebec City in Quebec, Canada

Lévis is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Quebec City. A ferry links Old Quebec with Old Lévis, and two bridges, the Quebec and the Pierre Laporte, connect western Lévis with Quebec City.

Canada East eastern portion of the Province of Canada

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Turgeon was married twice: to Margaret Eulalia Baldwin in 1876 and to Mary Loretta Meahan in 1905. [2]

His son James Gray Turgeon also served as Member of the House of Commons and the Canadian Senate for many years. [1] His other son, William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon, was a Saskatchewan politician and judge. [3]

James Gray Turgeon Canadian politician

James Gray Turgeon was a broker, soldier, and provincial and federal level politician from Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1913 to 1921 sitting with the Alberta Liberal caucus in government. During that time he also served in World War I.

William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon, was a Canadian politician and judge in the Province of Saskatchewan. He also served as a diplomat for the Government of Canada.

He was author of Un tribut à la race acadienne. Mémoires, 1871-1927, published in Montreal in 1928. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Onésiphore Turgeon – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. 1 2 3 Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. "William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon". The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan.